The first of many events will be a Sept. 29 reception and lecture by German Consul General Herbert Quelle. All are welcome.
They are among 400 young educators from 50 countries who are in the United States during the 2015-16 academic year to help internationalize U.S. colleges and universities.
This week's notes feature faculty, an alumna and a student from the departments of chemistry, history, mathematics, modern and classical languages, and sociology and criminal justice, and the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
Spanish professor Dan Tight investigates the challenges English speakers face when learning a new language.
Nancy Zingale, a retired St. Thomas political science professor, has been involved in educational and cultural exchanges between St. Thomas and Cuba since 1999. She was in Havana when President Barack Obama announced a significant change to U.S.-Cuban relations last December.
In late November, 14 students from Dr. Lorina Quartarone’s 211 (Intermediate) and 298 (Medieval) Latin classes participated in a national exam sponsored by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.
“Survival Italian” is designed as a survival language course with an emphasis on developing the necessary language skills to handle the most frequent situations encountered while staying in Italy.
Four tenured faculty members were promoted, and 16 were granted tenure and promoted simultaneously to associate professor.
Kayden Hoang Bui '13 currently is teaching English in Thailand through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
German assistant professor Susanne Wagner is leading the push to make German at St. Thomas more "aufregend." Oh, right, in English. That's "exciting."
The University of St. Thomas' German program and German Club will help mark the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling with “Fall of the Berlin Wall Campus Weeks,” a celebration of German and global culture and history.
The award is presented in honor of Shelly Moorman, who taught Spanish at St. Thomas from 1968 until her retirement in 2004.
The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946.
Last month Dr. Don Miller and Dr. Sonia Rey-Montejo of St. Thomas' Modern and Classical Languages Department and 18 St. Thomas students took to Cuba, St. Thomas' first foray to Cuba in a decade.
Raschio was a long-time professor of Spanish in the Modern and Classical Languages Department.
The Modern and Classical Languages Department announces that Elementary Chinese I will be offered for the first time at St. Thomas. Spoken Modern Irish Gaelic I also will be offered.
The film’s director and producer, Kimberly Bautista, will join in a discussion following the film.
Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer, announces the faculty members who have been granted tenure or tenure with promotion.
Dr. Paul Schons, a member of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and professor of German, died Sunday, Oct. 21, after being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma earlier this year. Schons was the most senior faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences. He began teaching in 1967, five years after graduating from the College of St. Thomas.
Find out where burritos and taco shells really came from in this talk by Dr. Jeffrey Pilcher. The event is co-sponsored by seven UST departments.
"Beyond Career to Calling" explores ideas of career as more than just a job